First wave of walking and cycling plans announced

The first wave of schemes to encourage walking and cycling in the county has been announced by Kent County Council. In total there will be four 20mph schemes – two town-wide schemes in Faversham and Tonbridge, and two town centre schemes in Margate and Tunbridge Wells. These schemes are being introduced through an Experimental Traffic…

New zebra crossing opens outside primary school

A new zebra crossing outside Bromstone Primary School in Broadstairs has been officially opened by pupils. Kent County Council installed the crossing to make it safer for children crossing the busy Pysons Road. Executive Headteacher Sue Collins said: “We are grateful to Kent County Council for building the crossing because of the safety benefits it…

Broadstairs primary school scoops £50k national award

Upton Junior School in Broadstairs has won the National Pupil Premium Award for the South East of England and been awarded £50,000. The Pupil Premium Awards recognise the success of these schools in helping their most disadvantaged pupils reach their full potential. Head teacher at the Edge End Road school Michaela Lewis said: “We were…